Will practises in the areas of corporate, commercial and resources law, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, corporate advisory, corporate governance and company restructures.

He regularly advises public and private companies, directors, corporate advisers, investment funds, broking and advisory firms and insolvency practitioners, with a particular specialisation in advising ASX listed companies on corporate transactions, capital raisings and regulatory compliance.  During his career he has advised on a large number of successful initial public offerings (IPOs) and ASX listings, equity capital raisings, scheme mergers and takeovers.

Prior to joining Blackwall Legal in 2020, Will was a partner with Jackson McDonald, Western Australia’s largest independent law firm, where he was a lead partner in the firm’s corporate team.  Prior to joining Jackson McDonald, Will co-founded McKenzie Moncrieff Lawyers, a boutique corporate and commercial law practice, before merging McKenzie Moncrieff with Jackson McDonald in 2011.  Prior to that time Will was a partner of Clayton Utz, a leading Australian law firm, where he advised on several notable mergers, acquisitions, ASX listings and underwriting arrangements.

Will regularly lectures on corporate governance topics for the Governance Institute and the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law.

Recent work

Will is currently acting for range of listed public companies, unlisted companies and private companies on several IPOs, capital raisings and acquisitions and is advising on various governance and regulatory compliance matters.

During his time at Jackson McDonald, Will advised on several public company mergers and IPOs.  His work included acting as lead partner advising Jupiter Mines on its ASX listing, advising PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia on the sale of mining equipment assets for the acquisition of a 44% shareholding interest in ASX listed Macmahon Holdings and advising Australian Grains Champion Pty Ltd on its A$3 billion proposal to acquire and de-mutualise Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd (Australia’s largest grain handler) via a members’ scheme of arrangement and proposed ASX listing.

Admission to Practice

Supreme Court of Western Australia

Membership & Professional Roles

Law Society of Western Australia
Ordinary Member

Law Council of Australia
Ordinary Member – Business Law Section

Australian Institute of Company Directors
Ordinary Member

Energy & Resources Law Association (formerly AMPLA)
Ordinary Member

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